Gun Culture News Guns & Ammo of the Year Awards 2014 G&A Staff October 29th, 2014 | More From G&A Staff Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+It’s been a decade since this publication recognized the most impactful products in the firearms industry with an annual award. That’s about to change. x The staff and contributors of this magazine have met privately to discuss, compare notes and debate in Roundtable fashion every new product introduced within the last calendar year. No one person guided the group in the direction of a single product or company. Guns & Ammo of the Year Awards were chosen in the December 2014 issue of G&A. Subscribe here to print, digital or both! To begin, rules were laid out to keep each other honest, and advertising representatives were not invited. If we didn’t have hands-on experience with a product, it wasn’t considered. The victors in each category have earned their spot based on the merits of performance, proven long-term durability, value for their cost and availability to you, the enthusiast. There are no runners-up. There are no ties. There is no second place. Categories were kept simple: firearms, optics, ammunition and suppressors. Though we’ve all seen several worthwhile accessories come to the market in the last 12 months, the Guns & Ammo staff agreed that adding too many categories would dilute the significance of this effort. Manufacturers were not notified in advance or consulted during this process. These results are as true as we can make them, and we look forward to re-establishing the Guns & Ammo of the Year award as this industry’s benchmark for achievement. G&A editor Eric R. Poole appeared on the following segment of NRA News Cam & Co. to discuss our picks for the Guns & Ammo of the Year awards. Then continue reading to see our awards. http://brightcove=3872839133001 NRA News Cam & Co. airs M-F at 6 p.m. ET on the Sportsman Channel. Guns & Ammo of the Year Awards 2014 We are proud to announce our selections for the best of 2014. Click on each for more information regarding how it achieved this prestigious rank: 2014 Handgun of the Year: Heckler & Koch VP9 2014 Rifle of the Year: Ruger American Revolution 2014 Shotgun of the Year: Benelli Ethos 2014 Ammo of the Year: Winchester Train & Defend 2014 Suppressor of the Year: SureFire Ryder 22A 2014 Optic of the Year: Leupold Mark 6 3-18×44 TMR Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from Guns & Ammo Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Even More G&A of the Year Awards Show More Get the Guns & Ammo Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service 9 Awesomely Creative Ways to Kill ZombiesRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services LIKE WHAT YOU'RE READING? Get 12 issues for the low price of just $9! Subscribe!